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English Literature A Level at Writhlington School

Course description

English Literature encourages students to explore the relationships that exist between texts and the contexts within which they are written, received and understood. Studying texts within a shared context enables students to investigate and connect them, drawing out patterns of similarity and difference using a variety of reading strategies and perspectives.

Course content

Year 12 - 'Othello‘ by William Shakespeare - The Great Gatsby‘ by F Scott Fitzgerald -  NEA (coursework) including 'Frankenstein‘ by Mary Shelley - Anthology: Love Poetry through the Ages (pre-1900)

Year 13 - NEA (coursework) - Poetry of Wilfred Owen -'Regeneration‘ by Pat Barker - 'My Boy Jack‘ by David Haig

Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9 including Maths. Students require a GCSE Grade 6 in English.


At the end of Year 12 you will sit end of year exams, these will not count towards your final results. There are two final written examinations at A level. This is supported by the NEA (coursework) which makes up 20% of the course.

Future opportunities

An excellent entry into the majority of sectors and graduate courses, journalism, marketing, PR, author.

Further information

Trips to local and national theatres will be arranged when suitable productions are touring. Although trips can cost an average of £15-£30, trips to London may cost more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Writhlington School directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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